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AkihabaraNews' Editor Reno J. Tibke Talks Tech on The Kong Show Video Podcast
Yamaha Motor's lightweight two-seater car, MOTIV, which was unveiled in last year's Tokyo Motor Show, is rumored to be out for sale in 2015, starting in Europe.
MOTIV was jointly designed with a team including Gordon Murray (Gordon Murray Design) who has worked with McLaren F1. It's built based on the skeleton frame "i-Stream" technology that consists of steel pipes and carbon.
DentsuBlue is going to release a padlock-style device - 246 Padlock - for ¥10,246 in early December.
Its opening and closing is controlled via Bluetooth network using a smartphone with the dedicated application.
Genuine leather is used as the exterior material, and there are 5 colors available (Ivory White, Stone Gray, Lump Black, Night Blue and Bordeaux Red).
Space Science History Live!
Seven Eleven and Mitsuoka Motor jointly announced the release of a premium car - Evangelion Orochi - today. It is a one of a kind car and the price will be ¥16,000,000.
They will accept orders from November 11 through November 30. In the case of multiple orders, a winner will be selected by lottery.
Aerial Burton has demonstrated an aerial 3D display, which can project text and images in mid-air.
"The biggest difference between our technology and other displays is, this is a screenless display. This is the only device that can show text and pictures in mid-air, without using a screen.